Going to greenfield village is a family tradition now because my kids loved it so much. You can go and see the animals. You are even allowed to pet and feed some of them. They kids really enjoyed the steam boat ride and the merry go round. The food their is really good. My kids really liked it and im sure yours will to.
Greenfield Village is a must see for anyone but especially school aged children with an interest in historical fiction. If your daughter likes the American Girl dolls and books then this would be a great day trip for your family. It is a quaint, old fashioned village set up with actors protraying life in the olden days. Brings history to life.
I went to this place when I was 14 and found it kinda boring. It was hot which made it less fun. I think this place would be a lot better if you go on a cooler day. I did learn a lot though. There is a museum close by that I went to and loved. It had a lot of interesting stuff. Over all I do like the Greenfield Village and look back at it with fond memories. (The glass blowing is amazing!)
Greenfield Village is for a little older school age kid who can read and is interested in history. The Model T car rides are memorable as well as the train around the whole village. The live demonstrations are neat and literally like a step back in time with all the re-enactors dressed in costume dress.
My son worships Thomas Edison and seeing his actual lab set up with actual experiments as well as his house sparked his interest more than anything he could ever read in a book.
If you want a huge place to walk and play outside with your kids, then Greenfield village is a great place. It's huge, and there is plenty of room to run. If you are hoping to look around at the buildings, then it's not the best. There isn't a lot that the kids find interesting there. The exception was during their Holiday nights...they have ice skating and the homes are decorated for Christmas.
Our family could spend all day here! In the Spring, Summer, and Fall, we love to see the village and read about the history of the buildings and people. It's always a treat to feed the ducks, and play with the toys from different time periods! The concerts in the park are always well done, and the 4th of July fireworks are a tradition for our family!
Greenfield Village is a really neat place to visit. I would suggest it to be for little older children. I remember being a kid and being very board there (lots and lots of history). The best way to describe Greenfield Village is like...you just stepped back in time. The people all play the part, and there are numerous activities and events from soap & candle making to Model T rides. My almost 2 year old daughter seemed to really enjoy the Haloween Trick or Trick Event with hundreds of lighted pumpkins...pretty neat. There is also a Christmas Event that is a very magical experience, but I would try to pick a winter night that is not so windy and dress warm! Greenfield Village is lots and lots of walking and it is all outside. Also, note that it is not so wheelchair friendly (even though they say they are)
Greenfield Village is a fun place to take your family. Kids 4 and under are free to get in. There are many things to see and doo in the village. You can ride in model T's, ride an old bus or carriage and ride on the train. These things cost extra to do, but the experience is worth it. I really enjoyed the live demonstrations and learning about the history of each building. Greenfield Village is attached to The Henry Ford Museum and IMAX theater, but it is an extra fee to enter the musium and theater.